Angie's Attic

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby Bottle Cozy/Cover

More pictures to come.


Bottle Cozy/Cover

Cotton yarn
F hook

Round 1
Chain 4
12 DC in 4th chain from hook.
Slip stitch to beginning.

Round 2
Chain 1
2 SC in each stitch around.
Slip Stitch to beginning.

(If needed you can do more rounds to fit bottom of bottle-
Round 2a- 2 SC in first stitch, 1 SC in next.  Continue around
Round 2b- 2 SC in first stitch, 1 SC in next 2 stitches.)

Round 3
Chain 2
1 HDC in each stitch around in front loops only.
Slip stitch to beginning.

Round 4
Chain 2
2 HDC in same stitch as chain 2.
*Skip 1 stitch, 3 HDC in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around.
Slip stitch to the beginning.

Round 5
Chain 2
2 HDC in same stitch as chain 2.
*3 HDC in the middle stitch of the 3 HDC of the round before.*
Repeat *-* around.
Slip stitch to the beginning.

Continue Round 5 until you have the height you need for your bottle.

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

Tie-
Chain 50
Fasten off.  Pull ends tight.

Weave tie through top row.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Treat Bags

foam shapes from Hobby Lobby added          



Treat Bag-

2 Yarns and hook of choice


Sides make 2

Row 1-
Chain 16
HDC in 3rd chain from hook
HDC in each chain across

Row 2-
Turn, Chain 2
HDC in each stitch across Back loops only

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Front/Bottom/Back

Row 1
Chain 12
HDC in 3rd chain from hook
HDC in each chain across

Row 2-8
Turn, Chain 2
HDC in each stitch across

Row 9
Turn, Chain 2
HDC in each stitch across back loops only

Row 10
Turn, Chain 2
HDC in each stitch across front loops only

Row 11
Turn, Chain 2
HDC in each stitch across back loops only

Row 12-19
Turn, Chain 2
HDC in each stitch across

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew sides to front/bottom/back.
Make sure fold is towards the inside.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Attach contrasting yarn at top corner
Chain 1
SC around the top evenly.

Chain 2
HDC in each stitch around.

Handles

Turn, Chain 1
SC in first 2 stitches, Chain 10, Skip to the last 2 stitches in row and sc in them.
SC each stitch of side.
SC in first 2 stitches of row, Chain 10 skip to the last 2 stitches in row and sc in them.
SC each stitch of side.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Halloween- orange, black, purple, yellow, green multi colors, etc.
Thanksgiving- multi fall colors, browns, golds, etc.
Christmas- red and green, purple and silver/grey, blue and silver/grey, Victorian Christmas colors, etc.
St. Patrick's- gold, green, white, black, etc.
St. Valentine's- pinks, reds, white, etc.
Easter- pastels, pinks, yellows, white, greens, etc.
Birthday themes
Baby shower- pinks, blues, greens, yellows, etc.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cupcake Treats

Cupcake Treats - this is a box/container to put little treats/pressies in.





Hook of choice
Yarn colors of choice

Base:
Chain 4 (does not count as first stitch)
12 DC in fourth chain from hook.
Slip Stitch to beginning.

Round 2
Chain 3
2 DC in each stitch around.
Slip Stitch to beginning.

Round 3
Chain 2
1 HDC in each stitch around in the back loops only.
Slip Stitch to beginning.

Rounds 4 - 6
Chain 2
HDC in each stitch around both loops.
Slip Stitch to beginning.

Round 7
Slip stitch in each stitch around.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off and weave in ends.



Icing-
Chain 3
8 HDC into 3rd chain from hook.
slip stitch to beginning.

Round 2
Chain 2
2 HDC in each stitch around.
slip stitch to beginning.

Round 3
Chain 2
1 HDC in each stitch around.
slip stitch to beginning.

Round 4
Chain 2
1 HDC in first stitch.
*2 HDC in next stitch,
1 HDC in next stitch*
Repeat *-* around.
slip stitch to beginning.

Rounds 5 - 6
Chain 2
1 HDC in each stitch around.
slip stitch to beginning.

Round 7
Chain 1
*SC, Chain 1, SC* in each stitch around.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off and weave in ends.



Fill base with treats/pressies.

Set Icing on top of base.


Halloween- spider, cat, bat, jack o' lantern, frankenstein's monster, ghost, witch
Fall- pumpkin, turkey, pilgrems, indians, etc.
Christmas- snowman, gingerbread, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, elf, tree, penguin, etc.
Easter- bunny, Easter egg, chick, duck, etc.
St. Patrick's- leprechaun, pot of gold(black base, gold icing), etc.
Valentine's- pink, red and hearts.
Baby Shower- pink, blue, green, yellow, baby, flowers, etc.
Birthday themes- endless possibilities.

Or just a RAK(random act of kindness) make one and give one to somebody that needs a smile.

Toilet Paper Roll Cover - Double roll size

Toilet Paper Roll Cover- Double Roll Size
(pictures to come at a future time)
TP Cover - For double rolls

I hook
yarn colors of choice


(Chain 3 or 4 does not count as first stitch throughout pattern)


Round 1:
Chain 4 (does not count as first stitch throughout pattern)
12 DC into the 3rd chain from hook,
Slip Stitch to beginning.

Round 2:
Chain 3
2 DC in each stitch around,
Slip Stitch to beginning.

Round 3:
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch,
*1 DC in next stitch,
2 DC in next stitch*
Repeat *-* around,
Slip stitch to beginning.

Round 4:
Chain 2
2 HDC in first stitch,
*1 HDC in next 2 stitches,
2 HDC in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around,
Slip stitch to beginning.

Round 5:
Chain 2
1 HDC in back loops only around,
Slip stitch to beginning.

Round 6-11
Chain 3
1 DC in each stitch around(both loops),
Slip stitch to beginning.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



Pumpkin- orange yarn:  For Halloween add jack o' lantern face, for Fall just add stem and vine

Spider- black yarn:
Legs- Attach yarn to 7th row, Chain 15, 3 sc in each chain starting in the second chain from hook.
4 evenly on each side.
Add eyes.

Bat- Black yarn:
Wings-Attach black yarn to the 7th row
Chain 12
Slip stitch to 2nd chain from hook,
1 sc in next 3 stitches,
1 hdc in next 3 stitches,
1 dc in the last 3 stitches,
slip stitch to the 9th row straight under where you attached yarn to 7th row.
Make another on the opposite side
Attach eyes of choice
make small mouth using grey yarn and white fangs.

Cat- Black yarn or cat color of choice:
Attach black yarn to the 3rd row
Ears-
Chain 2
1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc in same stitch,
Slip stitch in same stitch.
Make 2 one on each side.
Attach eyes of choice
Make small nose(pink), mouth(red), whiskers(black or grey)


Ghost- white yarn
Add eyes and a mouth of choice made from black or grey


Turkey- brown yarn
Wings(make 2, 1 for each side)multicolor fall color:
Chain 4
8 DC in 3rd chain from hook.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Chain 5
Slip Stitch in 2nd chain from hook.
SC in next stitch.
HDC in next stitch.
DC in next stitch.
Slip stitch to second stitch from chain 5.
Sew to side of turkey.

Beak:
Yellow yarn
Chain 5
Slip Stitch in 2nd chain from hook.
SC in next stitch.
HDC in next stitch.
DC in next stitch.
Working on unworked(back) loops of chain.
DC in first loop.
HDC in next loop.
SC in next loop.
Slip stitch in next loop.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off and weave in end.
Sew to front of turkey.

Waddle:
Red yarn
Chain 5
SC in second chain from hook.
SC in each chain.
SC in each unworked loops on back of chain.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off.  Leave tail for sewing on turkey.
Sew on at top of beak so that it hangs down the side of beak.


Tail:
Make 2 red, 2 yellow and 1 orange
Chain 10
SC in second chain from hook.
SC in each chain.
SC in each unworked loop on back of chain.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off.
Sew to back of turkey. Red, yellow, orange, yellow, red.
Sew the Red a little farther down than the yellow.
Sew the Yellow a little farther down than the orange.
This is to make an arch pattern.



Fall leaves and/or Flowers - brown or beige yarn
Fall leaf colors(red, orange, purple, yellow, etc)
Use leaf or flower pattern of choice.
Mums and leaves look good in the fall colors.

Attach leaves and flowers to base in random fashion or design an arrangment.

Scream for Ice Cream


We all "Scream" for Ice Cream.

Brown yarn and hook of choice

Chain 2

Row 1
4 sc in second chain from hook.

Row 2
2 sc in each stitch.

Row 3
1 sc in each stitch.

Row 4
2 sc in first stitch,
*1 sc in next stitch,
2 sc in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around.

Row 5
1 sc in each stitch.

Row 6
2 sc in first stitch.
*1 sc in next 2 stitches,
2 sc in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around.

Row 7
1 sc in each stitch.

Row 8
2 sc in first stitch,
*1 sc in next 3 stitches,
2 sc in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around.

Row 9
1 sc in each stitch.

Row 10
2 sc in first stitch,
*1 sc in next 4 stitches,
2 sc in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around.

Row 11
1 sc in each stitch,

Fasten off brown yarn and attach black yarn(cat & bat & spider), orange(pumpkin), white(ghost)

Row 12a
3 sc in each front loop around.

Row 12b
1 sc in each back loop around.

Row 13
1 sc in each stitch around both loops.

Row 14-15
1 sc in each stitch.

Row 16
Single crochet decrease the first 2 stitches,
*SC in the next 4 stitches,
Single Crochet decrease.*
Repeat *-* around.

Row 17
Single crochet decrease the first 2 stitches,
*SC in the next 3 stitches,
Single Crochet decrease.*
Repeat *-* around.

Attach safety eyes if using.

Stuff

Row 18
Single crochet decrease the first 2 stitches,
*SC in the next 2 stitches,
Single Crochet decrease.*
Repeat *-* around.

Row 19
Single crochet decrease the first 2 stitches,
*SC in the next stitch,
Single Crochet decrease.*
Repeat *-* around.

Finish stuffing.

Row 20
Single crochet decrease around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Spider-
Attach black yarn to the 17th row
Legs-
Chain 10
3 sc in each chain,
slip stitch to beginning.

Make 8
4 evenly spaced on each side.

Glue wiggly eyes on head if using.
Attach crocheted eyes if using


For Cat
Attach black yarn to the 17th row
Ears-
Chain 2
1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc in same stitch,
Slip stitch in same stitch.

Make 2 one on each side.

Attach eyes of choice if not using safety eyes.

Make small nose(pink), mouth(red), whiskers(black or grey)


For Bat
Attach black yarn to the 17th row
Wings-
Chain 12
Slip stitch to 2nd chain from hook,
1 sc in next 3 stitches,
1 hdc in next 3 stitches,
1 dc in the last 3 stitches,
slip stitch to the 14th row straight under where you attached yarn to 17th row.

Make another on the opposite side

Attach eyes of choice

make small mouth using grey yarn and white fangs.



Pumpkin
You can either make this just a plain pumkin and make stem and vine to the top
or you can make it a jack o' lantern and make eyes, nose and mouth on with the stem and vine.

Stem-
Attach brown yarn to the 20th row
Chain 2
3 hdc in same stitch,
slip stitch in same stitch.

Vine
Attach green yarn beside stem
Chain 10
3 sc in each chain,
Slip stitch to beginning.


Ghost-
Make a mouth with black or grey yarn  Try different shapes to give them personality.


Made by my tester Aurora.  Be sure and check out her blog-    One Crochet Day at a Time




Also by Aurora

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Patterns for Week of 15 - 21

Hey Everybody,

This week coming I will be putting patterns up for Halloween/Fall.

  • Scream for Ice Cream- amigurumi ice cream cone
  • Cupcake Treats - cupcake shaped treat boxes/containers
  • Halloween Treat Bags
  • TP roll covers
  • Potholders, towel toppers, placemats, napkin rings, etc.

For upcoming weeks-
Aug. 22 - 28  and Aug. 29 - Sept. 4
Baby Items

Sept. 5 -  30
Gifts for Her, Him, Pets, Kids, Family, Friends, etc.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Basic All Over Bib

Items made from these patterns are not to be sold. Personal or charitable purposes only.
I only sale ready made of these to defer costs of material and shipping charges for my charity work.

These are the untested patterns for my Basic All Over Bib.
Sizes Small Preemie to 12 months.

Coming soon will be the more fancy bibs with all the fringes and frills. Including character bibs, Halloween costume bibs, Christmas costume bibs, etc.

All over bib-

Small Preemie-  F hook
Medium Preemie- G hook
Large Preemie/Small Newborn- H hook
Newborn- H or I hook
3-6 months- I hook
6-9 months- J hook
9-12 months- J or K hook



You can adjust the size by making more or less rows-
Small preemie: Neck to Feet- 10 1/2"  Chest- 4"
Medium Preemie: Neck to Feet- 14 1/4" Chest- 5"
Large Preemie: Neck to Feet- 14 1/2 to 15" Chest- 5 1/2 to 6"
Newborn: Neck to Feet- 17"  Chest- 7 1/4"
0-3 months: Neck to Feet- 17 to 19"  Chest- 7 1/4 to 8 1/4"
3-6 months: Neck to Feet- 19 to 21"  Chest- 8 1/4 to 9 1/4"
6-9 months: Neck to Feet- 20 to 22"  Chest- 9 to 10"
9-12 months: Neck to Feet- 22 to 24" Chest- 10 to 11"

If baby is available to measure-
Neck to Feet- place tape measure at bottom of head and measure to top of foot/ankle.
Chest- measure from armpit to armpit.



Small(F), Medium(G), Large Preemie/Small Newborn(H)
Chain 45
Row 1:
DC in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 5 sts. 
dc, ch1, dc(corner) in next st,
dc in next 8 sts, corner in next st,
dc in next 12 st, corner in next st,
dc in next 8 sts, corner in next st,
dc in last 6 sts.
Turn, chain 3.

Rows 2-5: 
Dc in every DC including the ones on either side of the corner,
to the ch-1 sp, make corner in ch-1 sp,
Dc across to next ch-1 sp, corner in ch-1 sp,
dc across to next ch-1 sp, corner in ch-1 sp,
dc across to next ch-1 sp, make corner in ch-1 sp,
dc in remaining last space.  Turn, Chain 3.
For row five only, Turn and chain 1 not 3.

Row 6
SC over to the first ch-1 space.
Fold and join first 2 ch-1 spaces with a single crochet.
SC over to the next ch-1 space.
Fold and join last 2 ch-1 spaces with a single crochet.
SC to the end of row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn at armhole.
Chain 3
Row 7 - 15
DC in each stitch over to opposite armhole.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 16 - 23
DC over to the middle of the row.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 23- do not turn and chain 3.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Second Leg: Row 16 - 23
Attach yarn at first unworked DC of row 16.
Chain 3
DC in each of the unworked DC's.
Turn, Chain 3.
Row 23-

Do not turn and chain 3.
Fasten off and weave in ends.



Newborn(H or I), 0-3months(I)
Chain 49
Row 1:
DC in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 6 sts. 
dc, ch1, dc(corner) in next st,
dc in next 9 sts, corner in next st,
dc in next 12 st, corner in next st,
dc in next 9 sts, corner in next st,
dc in last 7 sts.
Turn, chain 3.

Rows 2-6: 
Dc in every DC including the ones on either side of the corner,
to the ch-1 sp, make corner in ch-1 sp,
Dc across to next ch-1 sp, corner in ch-1 sp,
dc across to next ch-1 sp, corner in ch-1 sp,
dc across to next ch-1 sp, make corner in ch-1 sp,
dc in remaining last space.  Turn, Chain 3.
For row six only, Turn and chain 1 not 3.

Row 7
SC over to the first ch-1 space.
Fold and join first 2 ch-1 spaces with a single crochet.
SC over to the next ch-1 space.
Fold and join last 2 ch-1 spaces with a single crochet.
SC to the end of row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn at armhole.
Chain 3
Row 8 - 16
DC in each stitch over to opposite armhole.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 17 - 24
DC over to the middle of the row.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 24- do not turn and chain 3.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Second Leg: Row 17 - 24
Attach yarn at first unworked DC of row 17.
Chain 3
DC to the end of the unworked dc's.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 24- do not turn and chain 3.
Fasten off and weave in ends.




6-9 months(I or J), 9-12 months(J or K)
Chain 56
Row 1:
DC in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 7 sts. 
dc, ch1, dc(corner) in next st,
dc in next 9 sts, corner in next st,
dc in next 16 st, corner in next st,
dc in next 9 sts, corner in next st,
dc in last 8 sts.
Turn, chain 3.

Rows 2-7: 
Dc in every DC including the ones on either side of the corner,
to the ch-1 sp, make corner in ch-1 sp,
Dc across to next ch-1 sp, corner in ch-1 sp,
dc across to next ch-1 sp, corner in ch-1 sp,
dc across to next ch-1 sp, make corner in ch-1 sp,
dc in remaining last space.  Turn, Chain 3.
For row seven only, Turn and chain 1 not 3.

Row 8
SC over to the first ch-1 space.
Fold and join first 2 ch-1 spaces with a single crochet.
SC over to the next ch-1 space.
Fold and join last 2 ch-1 spaces with a single crochet.
SC to the end of row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn at armhole.
Chain 3
Row 9 - 18
DC in each stitch over to opposite armhole.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 18 - 26
DC over to the middle of the row.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 26- do not turn and chain 3.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Second Leg: Row 18 - 26
Attach yarn at first unworked DC of row 18.
Chain 3
DC to the end of unworked dc's.
Turn, Chain 3.

Row 26- do not turn and chain 3.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


For Basic design edging-

Girl:
Attach yarn to the back neck
Chain 3, 1 DC, Chain 2, 2 DC in same stitch.
*Skip 1 stitch,
2 DC, Chain 2, 2 DC in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* around the whole bib.  Down the sides you just do the *-* evenly down the side.
Slip stitch to beginning at the back neck.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Boy:
Attach yarn to the back neck
Chain 2
HDC evenly around bib.
Slip stitch to beginning at back neck.
Slip stitch around bib.
Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off and weave in ends. 

All sizes
Ties-
Neck: 
Chain 100
Fasten off.

Legs:
Chain 50
Fasten off.

Neck- Weave through edging.

Legs- Weave through last row of DC.


For the little preemies instead of using the ties on the legs, just crochet a little strap that goes across.
Or a small strap on each side and add a piece of velcro.
Ties are not good for the little ones with their thin skin.  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Finished Project- All Over Bib

Hey Everyone,

I just finished a project that has been rumbling around in my head for awhile after I saw a pattern for one that is sewn with fabric.  I drew up a pattern and made it in the fabric than I thought "Hey, I can make a crocheted one of these."
So here is the finished crocheted project-

 The size in the pictures is large preemie/small newborn(5-7 lbs).

I can make them from small preemie to 12 months.
The pattern will be upcoming on here.  

This one is the basic girl's pattern.  I will also have basic boys and ones with all the fringes and frills.

Let me know if you would like one of this ready made and I will quote you a price.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School - 2 Patterns

Hello everybody,

Here are two patterns for Back to School.

The second pattern can be made for kids or adults- Lunch Sack/Bag

 I would like to thank Aurora who tested these patterns for me and helped my find my "blond" moment writing the pattern out.


Pencil Pouch/Case
Yarn  colors of choice
1 button

F & I hooks

Yarn and I hook:
Chain 19

2 hdc in 3rd chain from hook.
1 hdc in next 15 chains
5 hdc in last chain

Now working on back of chain.
1 hdc in next 15 loops
3 hdc in last loop
Slip stitch to first hdc

Chain 2
1 hdc in same stitch
2 hdc in next stitch
1 hdc in next 15 stitches
*2 hdc in next stitch 1 hdc in next stitch*  Repeat *-* twice
1 hdc in next 15 stitches
2 hdc in next stitch
1 hdc in next 2 stitches
slip stitch to beginning hdc

*Chain 2
1 hdc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to beginning hdc.*

Repeat *-* 4 times

Turn Chain 2
1 hdc in the 20 stitches across row.

Turn Chain 2
HDC decrease in first 2 stitches
*1 HDC in next 2 stitches
HDC decrease in next 2 stitches*
Repeat *-* till the last 3 stitches
Skip one stitch
HDC decrease in last 2 stitches.

Turn Chain 2
HDC decrease in first 2 stitches
HDC decrease across till last 3 stitches
Skip one stitch
HDC decrease in last 2 stitches.

Turn Chain 2
HDC decrease across row.

Turn Chain 4
Slip stitch to last stitch in row.
To form the button hole.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew on button.  
Or you can use velcro and skip making the button hole.  Just attach velcro for closure.
To make a minion case/pouch like in the picture-
Eye-
F hook and black yarn
Chain 2
6 sc in second chain from hook Join with slip stitch to the beginning
Fasten off black yarn and attach white
Chain 2
2 hdc in each stitch around Join with slip stitch to the beginning.
Fasten off white yarn and attach gray
Chain 2
1 hdc in first stitch
*2 hdc in next stitch, 1 sc in next
*Repeat around
Join with slip stitch to the beginning.
Fasten off yarn and leave tail to sew eye onto case/pouch.

Sew eye onto back of the case/pouch.

Attach black yarn to side of the eye and single crochet across the row.
Fasten off and weave in end.

Attach black yarn to opposite side of eye and do the same as above.


Elmo- use red yarn and make two eyes
Shrek or Oscar the Grouch- green and two eyes. make ears and horns for shrek and attach to top.
Scooby doo - brown and two eyes, make ears and attach to top of pouch/case.
Woody or Buzz- beige with cowboy hat on top, grey and blue
Endless posibilites with different combinations of colors

You could also make just a plain one in favorite color and add embellishments to the pouch/case. 






Crocheted Lunch Sack/Bag

Yarn of choice
I hook
Yarn needle
Button or Velcro

Sides Make 2-

Chain 26
Row 1: 1 Hdc 3rd chain from hook - 1 HDC in each chain across row
Row 2-3:Turn Chain 2  1 HDC in each stitch across
Row 4:Turn Chain 2   1 HDC in back loop only of each stitch across
Row 5-6: Turn Chain 2 1 HDC in each stitch across- both loops
Fasten off leave long tail for sewing.

Front/Bottom/Back

Chain 20
Row 1: 1 Hdc 3rd chain from hook - 1 HDC in each chain across row
Row 2-18:Turn Chain 2  1 HDC in each stitch across
Row 19:Turn Chain 2   1 HDC in back loop only of each stitch across
Row 20-21: Turn Chain 2 1 HDC in each stitch across- both loops
Row 22:Turn Chain 2  1 HDC in front loop only of each stitch across
Row 23-24:Turn Chain 2 1 HDC in each stitch across- both loops
Row 25:Turn Chain 2   1 HDC in back loop only of each stitch across
Row 26-42:Turn Chain 2  1 HDC in each stitch across
Fasten off weave in ends.

Sew sides to the Front/Bottom/Back.  Make sure that you sew the sides so they fold towards the inside.


After sewing on the sides attach yarn to the top of the bag/sack at a corner and single crochet evenly around the top.

Turn Chain 2
Row 1-8: 1 HDC in each stitch across the row in back loops only
Row 9:
If you are going to be adding a button-
Slip stitch across to the middle of the row,
Chain 6(buttonhole), Slip stitch in each stitch to the end of row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you are going to use velcro instead-
Slip stitch in each stitch across
Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you want a decorative row-
First choice-
Chain 2, HDC, 2 chain, 2 HDC in first stitch
*Skip next stitch
2 HDC, 2 Chain, 2 HDC in next stitch.*
Repeat *-* till end of row.
Fasten off and weave in ends

Second choice-
SC,HDC,SC in first stitch
Slip Stitch in next stitch
SC,HDC,SC in next stitch
Continue pattern across row.
Fasten off weave in ends.

Optional Straps:
Short-
Chain 52
1 HDC in 3rd Chain from hook
1 HDC in each chain
Fasten off.  Attach to each side of bag/sack

Long-
Chain 102
1 HDC in 3rd Chain from hook
1 HDC in each chain
Fasten off.  Attach to each side of bag/sack


Embellish to your taste. Beads, buttons, patches, etc.


Minion- Yellow yarn, make and sew on eye or eyes(pattern from pencil case)
Elmo- Red yarn, eyes, nose, and mouth
Scooby- Brown yarn, eyes, nose, mouth and ears
Shrek or Oscar the Grouch- Green yarn, eyes, nose, mouth, ears
Camo- regular, pink, blue
Princess pink with glittery embellishments
Black with pirates/skulls

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weekend Projects and Upcoming Patterns

This weekend I finished up some projects and will be typing up the patterns.

Frilly Shirt and Capri pants newborn outfit-


Upcoming patterns for this week and next -

Halloween/Fall
Back to School 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scarecrow Towel Topper


Scarecrow Towel Topper-
Aran, Brown, Gold/Yellow, Small amounts: red, orange
I hook
3 Buttons
1 small plastic kid's bracelet (used to be called Jelly Bracelets) or a wire ring 3"
Yarn needle


Front of Scarecrow:
Aran Yarn and I hook-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Sew on 2 buttons for eyes, small orange nose, red mouth

Straw/Hair:
Attach gold/yellow yarn to top of scarecrow. 
Chain 6.  Slip stitch in each chain.  Slip stitch to top.
*Slip stitch in next stitch.
Slip stitch in next stitch, Chain 6, slip stitch in each chain, slip stitch in same stitch.*
Repeat *-* twice.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Attach gold/yellow yarn to bottom of scarecrow.
Chain 6.  Slip stitch in each chain.  Slip stitch to top.
*Slip stitch in next stitch.
Slip stitch in next stitch, Chain 6, slip stitch in each chain, slip stitch in same stitch.*
Repeat *-* 6 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.




Back of Scarecrow:
Aran Yarn-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and leave long tail to sew back to front.

Towel Ring:
With aran yarn-
Attach yarn to ring/bracelet.
Single crochet around the ring/bracelet.
Chain 1
Slip stitch around each stitch around.
Fasten off and leave long tail to attach to the scarecrow.
Sew top 1/2 of Ring/Bracelet to the 3 round of the back of the scarecrow.

Place front and back of Scarecrow together and sew 1/2 way around Scarecrow leaving bottom open.


Hat:
Attach brown yarn to top of scarecrow.  Evenly crochet 11 single crochet across the top.  Turn chain 2, 3 hdc in each of the back loop of each stitch.
Turn Chain 2. 1 HDC in each of the unworked loops.  Slip stitch to beginning.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Hanger:
Attach brown yarn to top of scarecrow behind hat.
Evenly crochet 7 single crochet across.
*Turn Chain 2 HDC across row (7hdc)
Repeat * for 4 rows
Turn Chain 2 HDC decrease the first 2 stitches HDC the next 3 stitches HDC decrease the last 2 stitches (5hdc)
Turn Chain 2 HDC in each stitch across row (5hdc)
Turn Chain 2 HDC in the first stitch Chain 2 Skip the next 2 stitches. HDC in the last 2 stitches (3 hdc 2 chains)
Turn Chain 1 SC in each stitch across including chain 2. (5sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew button to bottom of hanger.
Fold hanger in half and button.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pumpkin Towel Topper






Pumpkin Towel Topper-
Green, Orange, Brown Yarn
I hook
1 Button
1 small plastic kid's bracelet (used to be called Jelly Bracelets) or a wire ring 3"
Yarn needle
Green Towel or towel of choice

Front of Pumpkin:
Orange Yarn and I hook-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.



Back of pumpkin:
Orange Yarn-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and leave long tail to sew back to front.

Towel Ring:
With orange yarn-
Attach yarn to ring/bracelet.
Single crochet around the ring/bracelet.
Chain 1
Slip stitch around each stitch around.
Fasten off and leave long tail to attach to the pumpkin.
Sew top 1/2 of Ring/Bracelet to the 3 round of the back of the pumpkin.

Place front and back of Pumpkin together and sew 1/2 way around Pumpkin leaving bottom open.

Vine:

Green yarn-
Attach yarn to the top of pumpkin.
Chain 15
3 sc in each chain.
Fasten off weave in ends.


Hanger/Stem
Attach Brown yarn to top of pumpkin and work 7 SC across top.(7sc)
*Turn Chain 2 HDC across row (7hdc)
Repeat * for 4 rows
Turn Chain 2 HDC decrease the first 2 stitches HDC the next 3 stitches HDC decrease the last 2 stitches (5hdc)
Turn Chain 2 HDC in each stitch across row (5hdc)
Turn Chain 2 HDC in the first stitch Chain 2 Skip the next 2 stitches. HDC in the last 2 stitches (3 hdc 2 chains)
Turn Chain 1 SC in each stitch across including chain 2. (5sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew button to the bottom of the back of the stem. ***If you are using a decorative button like I did in the picture. Sew button to the bottom of the front of the stem.***
Fold hanger/stem in half and fasten to button.

Apple Towel Topper



Apple Towel Topper-
Green, Red, Brown Yarn
I hook
1 Button
1 small plastic kid's bracelet (used to be called Jelly Bracelets) or a wire ring 3"
Yarn needle
Green Towel or towel of choice

Front of Apple:
Red Yarn and I hook-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.



Back of Apple:
Red Yarn-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and leave long tail to sew back to front.

Towel Ring:
With red yarn-
Attach yarn to ring/bracelet.
Single crochet around the ring/bracelet.
Chain 1
Slip stitch around each stitch around.
Fasten off and leave long tail to attach to the apple.
Sew top 1/2 of Ring/Bracelet to the 3 round of the back of the apple.

Place front and back of Apple together and sew 1/2 way around apple leaving bottom open.

Leaf:
With green yarn-
Chain 8
2 SC in second chain from hook.
1 HDC in the next three chains.
1 DC in the next two chains
6 DC in the last chain
Working in the free loops in back of chain:
1 DC in the next 2 loops
1 HDC in the next 3 loops
2 SC in the last loop.
Join to the beginning with slip stitch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew leaf to top of Apple.

Hanger/Stem
Attach Brown yarn to top of Apple and work 7 SC across top.(7sc)
*Turn Chain 2 HDC across row (7hdc)
Repeat * for 4 rows
Turn Chain 2 HDC decrease the first 2 stitches HDC the next 3 stitches HDC decrease the last 2 stitches (5hdc)
Turn Chain 2 HDC in each stitch across row (5hdc)
Turn Chain 2 HDC in the first stitch Chain 2 Skip the next 2 stitches. HDC in the last 2 stitches (3 hdc 2 chains)
Turn Chain 1 SC in each stitch across including chain 2. (5sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew button to the bottom of the back of the stem.
Fold hanger/stem in half and fasten to button.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

Froggie Magnet and Towel Topper






Froggie Magnet-

Green and Red Yarn
1 pair of Squiggle eyes / Glue
Yarn needle
Magnet strip

Front of Froggie:
Green Yarn-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Skip 2 stitches.
8 Half Double Crochet in next stitch
Skip 2 stitches
Slip Stitch in next 2 stitches
Skip 2 stitches
8 HDC in next stitch
Skip 2 stitches
Slip stitch in next stitch

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

With Red yarn- sew on a mouth.

Back of Froggie:
With Green yarn-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Fasten off and leave long tail to sew front and back together.

Place front and back together and sew around from bottom of eye to bottom of opposite eye. Leave top open.

Glue on eyes and magnet strip.

****You could leave off the magnet and use as a treat bag/container for a frog party, gift, etc. I made this for a Spring Party with the theme Down by the Pond.****

Froggie Towel Topper-
Green, Red, Black and White yarn
F and I hook
1 Pair of Frog eyes
1 Button
1 small plastic kid's bracelet (used to be called Jelly Bracelets) or a wire ring 3"
Yarn needle
Green Towel or towel of choice

Front of Frog:
Green Yarn and I hook-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Skip 4 stitches
10 Treble/Triple Crochet In next stitch
Skip 4 stitches
Slip stitch in next 4 stitches
Skip 4 Stitches
10 Treble/Triple Crochet in next stitch
Skip 4 stitches Slip stitch in next stitch.
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Attach red yarn to the top of the first row and single crochet half way around row.
Chain 14
4 HDC in 2 chain from hook. Attach with slip stitch to the top row.

Back of Frog:
Green Yarn-
Chain 4
12 DC into 4 chain from hook. Join with slip stitch. (12 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch (24 DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next stitch 2 DC in next stitch Continue around * Join with slip stitch. (36DC)
Chain 3
2 DC in first stitch * 1 DC in next 2 stitches 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue around * Join with slip stitch(48DC)
Fasten off yarn and leave long tail to sew back to front.

Towel Ring:
With green yarn-
Attach yarn to ring/bracelet.
Single crochet around the ring/bracelet.
Chain 1
Slip stitch around each stitch around.
Fasten off and leave long tail to attach to the frog.
Sew Ring/Bracelet to the 3 round of the back of the frog.

Place Front and Back of Frog together with the towel ring inside.
Sew from 4 stitches below the eye around to 4 stitches below the opposite eye leaving bottom open.

Hanger:
Attach green yarn to the top of frog at the first stitch between eyes.
Single crochet in the 4 stitches between eyes.
*Turn Chain 2 HDC in each stitch
Repeat * 6 rows
Turn Chain 2
HDC in first stitch Chain 2 HDC in last stitch
Turn Chain 1
Single crochet in each stitch and each chain.

Fly:
With F hook and black yarn-
Chain 2
6 single crochet in second chain from hook. Join with slip stitch.
Chain 2
2 HDC in same stitch
Chain 2
Slip stitch in same stitch.
Fasten off black yarn and leave long tail for sewing onto frog.
Attach white yarn between head and body of fly.
Chain 3 Slip stitch in same stitch
Slip stitch other side of head and chain 3 slip stitch in same stitch.
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Take button and fly and attach to the middle of the first row of hanger.

Fold hanger and button through the chain 2.



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pumpkin Treat



Orange and Green Yarn
I hook
Yarn Needle


Make 2 with orange

Chain 4

12 DC in 4 chain from hook. Join with Slip Stitch. (12 DC)

Chain 3
2 DC in each stitch around. Join with Slip Stitch. (24 DC)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Place the two rounds together and sew 1/2 around using the needle.


Attach green yarn to the top of one of the rounds.

Single Crochet 4 stitches

Turn Chain 1
Single Crochet the 4 stitches

Turn Chain 1
Decrease Single Crochet 2 stitches twice

Turn Chain 1
Single Crochet the 2 stitches.

Fasten off.

Attach green yarn to the bottom of the green stem.
Chain 10
3 Single Crochet in each stitch.
Fasten off.